The Bates All Purpose is the first truly high performance general purpose saddle in the world, featuring cutting edge design and technology never previously seen in general purpose saddles. You will experience the power of innovation with instantaneous comfort, security and balance, ensuring the most comfortable deep seat for leisure riding, flatwork and some jumping.
Features: EASY-CHANGE solution fit – Together the EASY-CHANGE®Gullet System and the EASY-CHANGE® Riser System offer a total fitting solution for your horse’s absolute comfort and your peace of mind. All adjustments are measurable, symmetrical and completely reversible, ensuring total confidence in your ability to custom fit your saddle to your horse’s changing shape for optimal comfort and performance. It’s EASY! Ergonomic Stirrup Bar - The Bates saddle ergonomic, design registered, stirrup bar removes additional bulk under the saddle skirt, ensuring even closer contact and maximizing your comfort. The unique shaping offers secure attachment of your stirrup leather, while enabling the leather to come free if required during a fall. Selected Bates saddle models feature a recessed channel to the stirrup keeper, further eliminating interference with your leg for a closer feel of the horse and increased comfort Adjustable Flexibloc system – The Bates saddles adjustable flexibloc system does exactly what it says on the tin. They are adjustable knee blocks designed so the rider can position them for the best optimum performance aiding. Heritage Leather - Bates heritage leather upholds the traditional European practices of natural oil and wax tanning. The high oil and wax content of this performance leather ensures optimum suppleness and enhanced rider grip. The heritage leather is a smooth finish more "traditional" flap leather type you would see on many saddles. This leather is used on many of the Bates performance saddle range
What our fitters say: “The Bates AP+ Luxe is a beautiful luxury take on the ever popular Bates All purpose saddle, not to mention the technical options this saddle offers including adjustable N-XW, adjustable stirrup bar and flexicontour knee blocks.”